Find out how to apply for a passport

Applying from inside Canada – In less than 2 days: Call the Service Canada Passport Call Centre directly.

You can contact them at 1-800-567-6868.

You must provide proof that you need the passport.

Proof you need the passport can be

  • an airline, bus or train ticket
    • If travelling by car, a written statement explaining why you need to travel
  • an itinerary that shows your travel dates
  • proof of illness or death in the family requiring you to travel
  • a written statement from you or a third party explaining why you need the passport
    • For example, for legal, banking or residency requirements

Applying from inside Canada – In the next 3 to 30 days: Request a call back from Service Canada.

After you submit the online form, it may take up to 2 days for Service Canada to call you back with instructions on how and where to apply.

Complete the online form

If you can’t complete the online form

Call the Service Canada Passport Call Centre directly at 1-800-567-6868.

You must provide proof that you need the passport.

Proof you need the passport can be

  • an airline, bus or train ticket
    • If travelling by car, a written statement explaining why you need to travel
  • an itinerary that shows your travel dates
  • proof of illness or death in the family requiring you to travel
  • a written statement from you or a third party explaining why you need the passport
    • For example, for legal, banking or residency requirements

Applying from inside Canada – In 30 or more days: You need to mail your application to us.

We suggest you use a certified courier or a mail service with tracking. It will help protect your documents and we’ll get your application sooner.

If you’re applying by mail

Government of Canada
Passport Program
Gatineau, Quebec
K1A 0G3

If you’re applying by certified courier

Government of Canada
Passport Program
22 de Varennes Street
Gatineau, Quebec
J8T 8R1

Applying from the United States: You need to mail your application to us.

We suggest you use a certified courier or a mail service with tracking. It will help protect your documents and we’ll get your application sooner.

If you’re applying by mail

Government of Canada
Passport Program
Gatineau, Quebec
K1A 0G3
Canada

If you’re applying by certified courier

Government of Canada
Passport Program
22 de Varennes Street
Gatineau, Quebec
J8T 8R1
Canada

If you need a passport urgently

Contact the nearest Government of Canada office in the United States.

Applying from outside Canada and the United States: You need to apply at a Government of Canada office abroad.

Before you apply, contact the nearest Government of Canada office by telephone or email.

Find the nearest Government of Canada office

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